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Fall is for Sports in Japan! Shinjuku‘s Top 3 Outdoor and Sports Shops! 

Sep 29, 2021

In Japan there is a saying “Sports no aki” which is often translated as “fall is the best season for sports”. As the summer heat fades have you heard this phrase going around?

As fall approaches the oppressive summer sun makes way for comfortable breezy days that are perfect for outdoor activities and sports without the constant worry of heatstroke. Having the right gear can really help you stay safe and get the most out of outdoor activities.

Today we’d like to introduce our top 3 outdoor and sports shops in Shinjuku. Keep reading until the end of the article to also see a great place for outdoor activities with easy access from Shinjuku.

HALC Sports

Located just outside of Shinjuku station’s west exit, Odakyu Department Store HALC Sports houses a wide selection of top sports brands and changes its inventory regularly to meet seasonal needs. Stores can be found from the basement to the 2nd floor and goods span from golf, running, swimming, snowboarding, hiking and backpacking to travel and general sports wear. The basement houses an outdoor goods section with popular brands like The North Face and Arc’teryx where you can check the latest in outdoor fashion. HALC Sports is a great one stop shop for all you outdoor fashion needs!

Store Information
HALC Sports
HALC B1 to 2F 1-5 Nishishinjuku,Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
※For hours of operation and more information check the Odakyu Department store website:

Montbell Shinjuku Minami-Guchi Store

Montbell is an outdoor brand established in 1975 in Osaka, Japan. They have been creating products that uphold their company motto “Function is Beauty” and product concept of “Light & Fast” ever since their inception. Now Montbell is a well-loved brand all over the world.

Montbell Shinjuku Minami-Guchi Store is located conveniently only a 3 min walk from Shinjuku station’s south exit so it’s easy to visit after sightseeing on the way back to your hotel. The store’s spacious, approximately 220 square meters of floor space is filled with various outdoor goods and a large selection of outdoor wear. Knowledgeable staff are available to support your outdoor life. Montbell is perfect for mountaineers or all levels who are looking for simple and functional items!

Store Information
Montbell Shinjuku Minami-Guchi Store
NMF Shinjyuku Minami-Guchi Bldg. 1st Floor, 2-4-9 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Hours of Operation:10:00~21:00 open all year round
Global Site

OSHMAN’S Shinjuku Store

Located on the 6th floor of Flags just a 2 min walk from Shinjuku station’s south east exit, OSHMAN’S Shinjuku store is a select shop aimed at outdoor lovers who live in Tokyo’s hyper urban landscape. They carry a collection of carefully selected sports wear, outdoor goods, shoes and other items that allow people to enjoy and active lifestyle. Their sneaker collection is curated to include the latest Tokyo trends and is a must check for Tokyo’s fashion forward sportsmen!

Additionally, OSHMAN’S original brand「OSHMAN’S LABEL」was released earlier this year with a line-up of outdoor wear inspired everyday wear including jackets and cargo pants. Get the hottest outdoor wear at OSHMAN’S Shinjuku!

Store Information
OSHMAN’S Shinjuku Store
Flags 6F 3-37-1 Shinjuku,Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Hours of Operation:11:00~22:00 (Currently hours have been changed to 11:00~20:00)
Flags Official Site

Mt. Oyama: Great outdoor spot with easy access from Shinjuku

Located in Kanagawa Prefecture next to Tokyo, the closest station to Mt. Oyama is Isehara station, just an hour out of Shinjuku on the Odakyu line. This easy access makes Mt. Oyama a popular day hike from Tokyo. There are multiple hiking trails up Mt. Oyama but all have a fair amount of altitude gain so for beginners or anyone who wants to take it easy there is also a cable car that that can give you a boost partway up the mountain. Don’t forget to save some money by picking up the Tanzawa Oyama Free Pass available from Odakyu Railways. Get gear you can be proud of in Shinjuku and take it for a spin at Mt. Oyama.

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